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8 S.Newhouse

  1. 1. EGI: A sustainable research infrastructure<br />Steven Newhouse<br />Project Director,<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />1<br />
  2. 2. Digital Research - 2010<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />2<br />Extracting Knowledge from the Data Deluge<br />
  3. 3. Exploiting the Data<br />Driven by international collaborations<br />Data driven sharing at & analysis at scale<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />3<br />
  4. 4. Research Collaborations<br />Borderless Services<br />Interoperability<br />Supporting Innovation<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />4<br />remove barriers to the free movement of knowledge<br />“Europe should also build its innovative advantage in key areas through reinforced e-Infrastructures (i.e. GEANT & EGI)”<br />Digital Agenda for Europe<br />
  5. 5. European Grid Infrastructure<br />Status April 2010 (yearly increase)<br />10000 users: +5%<br />243020 LCPUs (cores): +75%<br />40PB disk: +60%<br />61PB tape: +56%<br />15 million jobs/month: +10%<br />317 sites: +18%<br />52 countries: +8%<br />175 VOs: +8%<br />29 active VOs: +32%<br />5<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />
  6. 6. Innovation into Production<br />Experimentation in clouds & virtualisation<br />Activity at a national level<br />EC funded projects: StratusLab & VENUS-C<br />What can we learn from FIRE?<br />Sustainable deployment of innovation<br />Not a testbed… this is a 24/7 infrastructure<br />But willing to accept risk if there is a benefit<br />Innovation opportunities at many levels<br />In the technology, on the platform, through its use <br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />6<br />
  7. 7. Sustainability<br />Is a key issue for EGI<br />Move from the EGEE based project model<br />Options extensively explored in design study<br />European Grid Initiative Design Study<br />An essential user requirement<br />Establishment of Research Infrastructures<br />Driven by ESFRI and related projects<br />Generic infrastructure for data analysis<br />Across many consuming projects/communities<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />7<br />
  8. 8. What is EGI?<br />European:<br />Focus on meeting the needs of European Researchers<br />Their key need is to collaborate internationally<br />Grid:<br />Federation of shared resources, not a single technology<br />Supports a collaborative social network<br />Infrastructure:<br />Established physical and organisational structures<br />Services and facilities for an economy to function<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />8<br />
  9. 9. The EGI-InSPIRE Project<br /> Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe<br />A 4 year project with €25M EC contribution<br />Project cost €72M<br />Total Effort ~€330M<br />Effort: 9261PMs<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />9<br />Funded<br />Un-Funded<br />Project has 51lead beneficiaries<br /><ul><li>, 40 NGIs, 2 EIROs
  10. 10. Asia Pacific (8 partners)</li></li></ul><li>A Virtuous Service Cycle<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />10<br />European Grid Infrastructure<br />Resource Providers<br />Current User Communities<br />NGIs<br />NGIs<br />OLAs<br />MoUs<br />NGIs<br />NGIs<br /><br />EIROs<br />EIROs<br />NGIs<br />Established February 8th 2010<br />Coordinating core from Amsterdam (~20 people)<br />Technical services from partners (~20 people) <br />New User Communities<br />Technology Providers<br />
  11. 11. Resource Providers<br />National Grid Initiatives<br />Defined national representatives<br />Users that need to collaborate internationally<br />Federate resources to support users<br />Funding<br />Own funding sources for infrastructure & staff<br />Transitional support for EU interface<br />Contribute to the cost of European operation<br />Subscription proportional to GDP<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />11<br />
  12. 12. Global Services for the whole community<br />International Integration<br />Required Activities<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />12<br />National contributions & transitional EC funding<br /><br />National & transitional EC funding<br />…….<br />NGIs<br />NGIs<br />National Activities<br />Site<br />Site<br />Site<br />Site<br />Site<br />Site<br />Site<br />Site<br />Funded through national sources<br />
  13. 13. Running (4 yrs)<br />15/12/2010<br />e-IRG Workshop October 2010<br />13<br /><br />European Commission<br />EGI-InSPIRE<br />(25000K)<br />EGI-InSPIRE Central Budget<br />(597K)<br />597K<br />4653K<br /> Activity<br />(8010K)<br />EGI Global Tasks<br />This moves towards sustainability<br />2643K<br />19750K<br />6000K<br />NGI Activity<br />Partner Tasks<br />(International & Global Tasks)<br />(65848K)<br />NGIs<br />(49455K)<br />43455K<br />
  14. 14. Issues<br />What do you need to sustain (i.e. fund)?<br />National activities are national responsibility<br />European level coordination & services<br />How do you fund it?<br />Metered usage? GDP based subscription?<br />Who coordinates the activity & where?<br />Legal entity very dependent on country<br />Who really needs this to work?<br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />14<br />
  15. 15. Questions?<br />EGEE  production<br />EGI  sustainable <br />  Amsterdam<br />Call for papers open<br />See<br />Contact:<br />Steven Newhouse<br /><br />15/12/2010<br />Sustainability @ FIRE <br />15<br />